Resources

RESOURCES

Tools to Help You Kill it in Your Bar/Restaurant

Welcome to TheRealBarman Resources page, a powerful list of the tools, templates and websites I strongly recommend to help you succeed on a massive level in your bar/restaurant. I have either created, used or tested every recommendation on this page. All of the resources listed here are crucial to helping systemize, grow and run my own business, as well as the many clients I have helped over the years.

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links (except the financial templates - they were created by me), which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have personal experience with all of templates, people and companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Best POS System

TouchBistro POS System

I have researched more than a dozen POS systems on the market today, and after speaking with bar owners/managers and testing them myself, I have found TouchBistro to be, hands down, the best bang for the buck when it comes to user-friendliness, affordability, reporting and support. I suggest setting up demo with them to see if they align with all your needs.

Daily, Weekly & Monthly
Financial Templates

12-Month Profit/Loss Statement

Track your monthly COGS and labor using this powerful yet simple-to-use Profit/Loss Statement, which includes all 12 months of the year, including current and year-to-date numbers automatically built into the formula.

Weekly Sales & Prime Cost Report

The Prime Cost report is a powerful tool that allows you to track both your weekly sales AND your prime cost so you can identify problems quickly and make adjustments to your COGS and labor cost

Daily Sales & Cash Reconciliation 

Recording and tracking your daily sales is not optional, it's a requirement for running your business. This template will allow you to track and record daily sales and determine if the money that was rang in and the money that you actually have in-hand match each other.

Manage Your Cash Flow

Track your monthly COGS and labor using this powerful yet simple-to-use Profit/Loss Statement, which includes all 12 months of the year, including current and year-to-date numbers automatically built into the formula.

Marketing Success

Nick Fosberg's Bar & Restaurant Success

I'm fairly well-versed when it comes to helping bars/restaurants succeed at marketing and increasing sales, but in the world of bar/restaurant marketing success, I'm like Luke Skywalker and Nick Fosberg is like Yoda. A true master, nobody in the industry provides the same level of success and results as Nick, and if you click on the button below, you can get his #1 selling book, Bar & Restaurant Success, for FREE (you just pay for the shipping ). I'm telling you, this is the missing marketing link you've been waiting for.

Nick Fosberg

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About the Author

Dave has been in the bar/restaurant industry for more 30 years and has worked as a barback, server, bartender, bar manager, GM, bar consultant, and since 2010 is the Owner/CEO of Bar Patrol, a bar and restaurant management company that helps owners & managers run a more profitable bar. In addition, Dave also helps bartenders become experts at their jobs, as well as help aspiring bartenders to learn the trade and get their foot in the door and land a job with the #1 online bartending course, TheRealBarCourse. Dave can be reached at any time at: Dave@TheRealBarman.com.